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Hiring Interim Managers

ICAEW has partnered with Alium Partners, a leading provider of senior interim professionals, to offer consultancy services to ICAEW members and their organisations. Interim managers give organisations the management and industry experience they need in key roles, at the time they need it.

If your organisation is looking to hire an interim finance or accountancy professional on a short term basis to strengthen your executive team, provide an injection of skills or transform your business, ICAEW and Alium can provide your organisation with access to a talent pool of ACA qualified interim managers.

Who are Alium?

Alium Partners are a leading, global provider of interim management solutions. Their clients include FTSE 250, AIM, private equity, public sector and SME organisations in the UK and internationally. Since 2003, they have successfully placed hundreds of interim management professionals who have the ability and experience to drive through change and deliver results for clients within very short timescales. Having been appointed to numerous preferred supplier agreements in both the public and private sectors, they have worked with a huge variety of companies and are entrusted with a wide variety of roles that may be suitable to ICAEW members and organisations

Benefits of using Interim managers

Interim managers are all vastly experienced in their functional roles and sectors. Moreover, they have a proven ability to adapt to their roles at pace. Within a few weeks they:

  • Are clear about their objectives
  • Have their teams on-side
  • Have taken full accountability for their work
  • Are delivering results.

Short-term contract, long-term impact

Whether their assignment has been 3 months or as much as a year, at the end of their tenure they leave in a straightforward way: without the need to pay any severance.

Yet even in this short period, they leave behind a valuable legacy: not only the results of their work on your company's performance, structure or culture, but also in the capability and engagement of the people and teams they have coached and mentored.

How an interim manager adds value

As well as providing immediate access to experienced senior management resources, interim managers repeatedly deliver added value through successful projects, performance improvements or increased market capitalisation.

The financial benefits of an interim manager are often gauged solely in terms of the recruitment process: there is no search fee, a simple daily rate, no addition to the fixed payroll and no termination costs.

Research shows that, again and again, interim managers successfully improve business performance, generating many millions of pounds in profit or enormous cost savings, generating a return on investment that far outweighs their fee.

Continuing to add value after departure

The impact of interim managers continues to be felt long after they leave. Our interim executives are not only required to provide a smooth handover at the end of their tenure, but they also seek to embed the changes they have effected in the organisation, through developing in-house managers, instilling new ways of working and advising on succession planning.

How can you help me find an Interim?

Alium’s dedicated team use the “Alium Resource Model” to agree a brief for your role, to understand its key objectives and to gain an overview of your organisation. They will identify the most suitable interim managers from ICAEW and Alium’s talent pool of thousands professionals. They will send you a shortlist of 2 or 3 pre-screened executives and will arrange for you to meet them. Alium will manage all contracts and support is provided throughout the assignment.

Find out more

To discuss your requirements, contact Alium by phone on +44 (0)20 7398 7518 or via email roderick.mcinnes@aliumpartners.com

Are you an interim looking for work?

ICAEW’s recruitment website ICAEWjobs.com lists all interim roles from the ICAEW and Alium partnership as well as roles from a variety of other organisations. Browse the latest positions or sign up for email updates to get job details sent straight to your inbox.

What other support does ICAEW offer interim managers?

The Interim Managers Special Interest Group offers support to chartered accountants working as interims. Quarterly newsletters and events help members keep up-to-date with technical issues as well as providing networking opportunities and guidance on finding assignments.